The United States military was the mightiest and [one of the] largest military ever when it was pinned at its prime during the Second World War. It was the most successful nation on Earth when it came to warfare and arguably — technology.
In September 1939 the Allies, namely Great Britain, France, and Poland, were together superior in industrial resources, population, and military manpower, but the German Army, or Wehrmacht, because of its armament, training, doctrine, discipline, and fighting spirit, was the most efficient and effective fighting force ...
For the entire period of World War Two German infantry was the best trained. Gernan small unit tactics were simply a class above anyone else. German infantry invented things like the use of a squad machine gun.
Second World War: fatalities per country 1939-1945. Estimates for the total death count of the Second World War generally range somewhere between 70 and 85 million people. The Soviet Union suffered the highest number of fatalities of any single nation, with estimates mostly falling between 22 and 27 million deaths.
Germany by far. Germany had the stronger land army and the best technology as well as a more modern Air Force.
While it is acknowledged that Soviet soldiers contributed the most on the battlefield and endured much higher casualties, American and British air campaigns were also key, as was the supply of arms and equipment by the US under lend-lease.
SS-Obersturmbannfuhrer Otto Skorzeny was one of the most celebrated and feared commandos of World War II. Daring operations such as the rescue of Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini and missions behind enemy lines during the Battle of the Bulge made him known as “the most dangerous man in Europe.”
While Westerners tend to see the war through the lens of events such as D-Day or the Battle of Britain, it was a conflict largely won by the Soviet Union. An incredible eight out of 10 German war casualties occurred on the Eastern Front.
financial restrictions and treaties resulted in the Royal Navy being unprepared for a future war. it lacked destroyers and aircraft carriers. many of the major warships lacked defences against air attack.
The Gurkhas are soldiers from Nepal who are recruited into the British Army, and have been for the last 200 years. Gurkhas are known to be as fearless in combat as they are good natured in daily life.
The deadliest and most destructive war in human history claimed between 40 and 50 million lives, displaced tens of millions of people, and cost more than $1 trillion to prosecute.
Only 14 countries remained officially neutral throughout the entire war. They included Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Turkey, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan as well as the microstates of Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein, San Marino and Vatican City.
The Allied Powers won the war. The USA was one of the Allied Powers, and Russia was part of the Soviet Union, which also fought with the Allied Powers. So, you could say that both the USA and Russia won World War 2.
America only entered World War II after receiving a massive, unexpected kick in the arse from Japan. It gave Britain valuable assistance. It did not, however, save Britain!
When informed in his headquarters on the evening of Dec. 7 of the strike and the damage suffered by US forces, he was “delighted,” according to British historian Ian Kershaw. “We can't lose the war at all. We now have an ally which has never been conquered in 3,000 years,” a jubilant Hitler said, as recounted in Mr.
Japan has more powerful and modern governments/economies as allies than China. Most of Japanese allies have no problem maintaining a war and the economy at the same time. Cannot say this is case with China's allies who are mostly developing countries. Also Japan has the trump card(for lack of a better word), USA.
China was a vital, but often forgotten, member of the Allies battling Japan—two years before the official start of World War II. China was a vital, but often forgotten, member of the Allies battling Japan—two years before the official start of World War II.
World War II the chief Allied powers were Great Britain, France (except during the German occupation, 1940–44), the Soviet Union (after its entry in June 1941), the United States (after its entry on December 8, 1941), and China.
Though far weaker and poorer than the mighty United States or the British Empire, China played a major role in the war. Some 40,000 Chinese soldiers fought in Burma alongside American and British troops in 1944, helping to secure the Stilwell Road linking Lashio to Assam in India.
6. Suriname – The Suriname National Army. The Suriname National Army, deemed the weakest Army in the world, was founded in 1980 following a coup d'état. Of the total population of 614,749, the available manpower is 135,245.